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Architectural Engineering Technology Specialization AAS

The Architectural Engineering Technology Specialization AAS degree (AAS_EDAE) is offered at LSC-CyFair and North Harris. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technicians. Courses within the program include technical design graphics applications, computer-aided design software and programming, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 62-69 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students may specialize in architectural engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology or metal building drafting and design. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer-aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.

Graduates of the engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished engineering documentation for production in the engineering, construction, or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available
to graduates.

The general education core and many technical courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

First Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods & Materials I 3
DFTG1 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3
CNBT 1342 Building Codes & Inspection 3
DFTG 2331 Adv Technologies Architectural Design and Drafting 3
DFTG1 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 2328 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 3
ENGL 2311 Technical Communications OR 3
ENGL 1302 Composition and Rhetoric II  
KINE   Any physical activity course 1

TOTAL Credits for First Year:


Second Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ARTS2 1304 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
ENTC 1343 Statics 3
DFTG 1371 Metal Building Systems I 3
PHYS 1401 General Physics I 4
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting - Residential 3
ARCE 1315 Structural Steel Detailing 3
Elective3   Social/Behavioral Science 3
SPCH4   Speech Elective 3
ENTC 1423 Strength of Materials 4
ENTC5 2380 Cooperative Education OR 3
DFTG5 2338 Final Project - Advanced Drafting OR  
DFTG5 1391 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology  

TOTAL Credits for Second Year:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for
Architectural Engineering Technology Specialization:


  1. Meets computer competency
  2. Meets multicultural requirement
  3. See college catalog for associate of applied science degree graduation requirements for a listing of electives.
  4. Choose elective from SPCH 1311, 1315, or 1321
  5. Capstone course
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